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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)The film follows a geologist (James Mason) and his assistant (Pat Boone) as they set off on an expedition trailing down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.Keywords:
Actors of "Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)"James MasonBirthdate: 15 May 1909, Huddersfield, Yorkshire [now in Kirklees, West Yorkshire], England, UK
Characters of "Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)"
Directors of "Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)"Henry LevinBirthdate: 5 June 1909, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Creators of "Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)"Walter ReischBirthdate: 23 May 1903, Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]Charles BrackettBirthdate: 26 November 1892, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)"Time OutJune 24, 2006
It's one of the very best Hollywood adventure movies, with lots of monsters, underground oceans, sinister villains, and touches which would have delighted Jules Verne himself.New York TimesMarch 25, 2006
It's really not very striking make-believe, when all is said and done.Mark Leeper's ReviewsOctober 03, 2016
It may well be second to KING KONG (1933) as the film I have seen the greatest number of times.Creative LoafingApril 04, 2015
There's a rolling-boulder scene that almost certainly inspired Spielberg and Lucas when they initially dreamed up Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Peter Ronson's lovable lunk Hans seems like a live-action template of Frozen's Kristoff.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsOctober 11, 2012
Enjoyable hokum sci-fi tale that's based on an 1864 Jules Verne story.Groucho ReviewsMay 22, 2012
Fun for the whole family, and—instead of the 2008 3-D version's Brendan Fraser—offers James freakin' Mason, who can pull off urbane and befuddled at the same time. [Blu-ray]Common Sense MediaJanuary 02, 2011
A fanciful sci-fi tale for the whole family.Old School ReviewsJuly 10, 2008
well paced film entertainsEmanuelLevy.ComJune 29, 2008
By standards of the time, the special effects of Hollywood's first (but not the only) version of Jules Verne's sci-fi classic were good and nominated for Oscars; they lost out to Ben-Hur, which swept all the awards.LarsenOnFilmJune 23, 2008
Twentieth Century Fox pulled out all the stops - and the giant mushrooms - for this silly spectacle...Empire MagazineJune 06, 2007
Still captivating despite the obviously dated effects.TV GuideJune 05, 2007
Mason is charming, caustic and debonair, and the whole affair is captivating, silly fun.
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